Warner Bros. and The Tolkien Estate have issued copyright complaints against a British couple after they raised a decent sum of money for their “Hobbit House” via Kickstarter.
Ernesto via TorrentFreak:
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Hollywood studio Warner Bros. and the Tolkien Estate are cracking down on a British couple building a “Hobbit house” campsite. The pair are being forced to change the project’s name and remove all Hobbit references from their Kickstarter campaign. According to Tolkien’s lawyers even words that rhyme with Hobbit are not permitted.
Last month Jan and Ed Lengyel decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign for the Hobbit house they’re building at their Suffolk countryside campsite.
The married couple are running a successful holiday ‘glamping‘ (glamorous camping) business and thought the idyllic location would be very suitable for small house inspired by the popular movie.
The project received a lot of positive press and thousands of pounds were raised in the days that followed.